ERIC Number: ED349458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
SCANS in the Schools.
Copple, Carol E.; And Others
This paper is designed to help educators to incorporate the competencies developed by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) into their curricula. (SCANS is a commission composed of representatives of education, business, labor, and state government established in 1990 to define a common core of skills that constitute job readiness.) The paper suggests how to approach issues that schools will have to resolve before the competencies can be taught, such as where in the curriculum they should be introduced and how learning objectives can be developed. Specific examples of teaching individual competencies are included for the five SCANS competencies: resources; information; interpersonal; systems; and technology. The following three exhibits are included: (1) definitions for the five SCANS competencies, with examples of tasks or performances that illustrate the use of each skill; (2) a matrix showing how each subject-matter area can be used to develop each competency; and (3) examples of teaching competencies at different developmental levels. A resources section contains 50 references, most of which relate to a specific competency. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.